Farmer, Merchant, Postmaster
Birth: November 1, 1875, Vienna, Trumbull County, Ohio
From Harriet Taylor Upton, A Twentieth Century History of Trumbull County, Ohio, A Narrative Account of its Historical Progress, Its People, and Its Principal Interests (Chicago: Lewis Publishing Company, 1909), Volume 1, pp. 243-244:
IRA M. GREENWOOD, who now resides on his sixty-five acre farm within Vienna township, Trumbull county, was born in the township in which he now lives, November 1, 1875, a son of C. S. and Rachel (Mackey) Greenwood. His father was also a native of this township, as was his brother, the former was born February 5, 1843, and the latter born April 7, 1840. In his father's family there were five children: Archie, residing with his father, a farmer; Ira M., of this notice; Mabel, deceased; May, wife of Claud Rhodes, who resides in Cleveland and is engaged with the railroad company; Remi, residing on the farm with his father.
Ira M. Greenwood attended school at the district schools, as did the other youth of his neighborhood; later he attended the Clarke Business College at Warren, Ohio, graduating from that excellent educational institution in 1884. He continued to reside at home until he was about twenty-one years of age, then rented land which he farmed three years, the same being within Vienna township. he then embarked in the general mercantile business at Tyrrell and was successfully engaged at merchandising for six and a half years. He was also postmaster at Tyrrell during this period. In the month of September, 1907, he sold his store and in company with is wife (there being no children) he went to California, Oregon, Washington and other western states for a pleasure trip, traveling from December 1, 1907, to May 1, 1908, after which they returned to the farm he already purchased in Vienna township, consisting of sixty-five acres. This property Mr. Greenwood expects to dispose of and intends now to remove to Washington and locate permanently in Seattle, with a view of bettering his condition.
Mr. Greenwood is a worthy member of both the Masonic fraternity and the order of Maccabees. In his church faith, he is a Methodist Episcopal, belonging to the church at Vienna. May 12, 1897, he was united in marriage to Miss Maud Fusselman, born at Orangeville, Ohio, October 30, 1875, a daughter of Edward and Florence (Clark) Fusselman. Her mother was born in Brookfield township, this county, and the father in Hubbard township; they now reside in Brookfield township, retired. By trade Mr. Fusselman is a tinner, which occupation he has followed many years. He is of German descent and was a soldier, in time of the Civil war, serving in an Ohio regiment. He was the father of four children, as follows: Henry, an electrician, residing in Brookfield township; Maud, Mrs. Greenwood; Clyde, residing with her parents; Kittie, unmarried and at home.